In the Eighties, when I was in college in 1988. That was almost the end of the military dictatorship. I was a student protester. I was part of a lot of demonstrations against the government and I would have to run away from riot police. In one particular instance, I ran away and opened a random door and ended up in a very classy, high-end hotel. I found myself in this lobby where there was piano music and just two seconds ago they were shooting tear gas at me. There I was listening to Mozart and guests were dressed up in nice clothes drinking coffee as if nothing was going on. I was just in a daze, thinking ‘where am I’? That feeling is definitely a part of the sushi bar scene.
Bong Joon-ho (x)

awitchcalledverity asked:

50! also 11. and 30. oooo 39. 45. aaaand 49.

yay hi bree! :D

50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?

Oh god I don’t know, all the cool ones are SO DANGEROUS. But the ten year old in me wants me to pick Lyra’s alternate universe London from the His Dark Materials series, so I’m going to because dammit I want a daemon.

11: What’s your favorite book cover?

Uhhhhh I really like the Wake trilogy because it’s really simplistic and nice. It’s either that or the Unicorns vs. Zombies cover because that’s just a bunch of unicorns and zombies fighting to the death and come on, that’s fuckin’ awesome.

30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?

YUP. I wrote a Hunger Games one-shot about a tribute that dies at the Cornucopia for shits and giggles a couple years ago. Also Wicked fanfiction. Lots of that.

39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?

When I was in fifth grade I started writing a story about secret agent dogs that could talk and wanted to break into a secret cat base hidden in a castle. And yes this is because I had watched Cats and Dogs the day right before so it was absolutely a shameless ripoff. 

45: What’s your favorite character name?

That I’ve written myself? I’ll answer for both then. For someone else’s work, it’s sort of tied between Hermione Granger and Samwise Gamgee. For my own stuff… I’m pretty proud of Asher Nottingham and Guy Sharpe.

49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?

Philip Pullman because I grew up on The Golden Compass and we both like to do a lot of really dramatic detailed description, but also he’s wayyyyy better at dialogue and writing dialects than me so he could teach me his ways. And we would probably write about more fantasy stuff he likes to do and I would make him do all the worldbuilding. 


✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.



let’s congratulate the people who made it through school but let’s also congratulate the people who knew it wasn’t right for them and got out.

I went to high school and it wasn’t right for me and I dropped out and I keep seeing all these posts about the kids that made it through high school and college and I feel inadequate since I left but I’m strong too and all my friends out there who left high school/college early because it wasn’t right for them, I am so proud of you. You’re still smart and still worth peoples time despite what people will tell you.

YES YES okay I just wanna add that i had a friend in high school who dropped out when i was a senior, and i had one class with him the previous year and i could sort of tell that the teacher talked down to him and didn’t expect much even though he was trying his best. and he wasn’t the greatest at academic stuff but he is SO good at performing, he dances and sings incredibly well. He dropped out of high school the next year and at first I was really worried for him but then I found out that he still wanted to learn and was taking high school classes at a community college. And now he has a job and he does open mics and he’s just way happier and it’s awesome to see. :) so yeah sometimes traditional school really doesn’t work for people and there’s no shame in finding something else.